Taliban fighters breach Helmand base, exchange fire with Afghan troops

November 29, 2014 9:27 AM

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KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants breached the perimeter of a huge former U.S. and British base handed over to the Afghan army last month and were fighting soldiers there on Saturday, officials said.

The attack highlights the challenges facing Afghan security forces as foreign troops draw down to a small support mission and the emboldened Taliban launch more attacks.

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